At the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, your health is our priority. The same holds true for your pet’s health. Taking extra care of our animal friends when they get sick is usually filled with good intentions but unfortunately, they might not be cooperating with you if you are trying to give them medications. We understand where they are coming from. I never met anyone that said ‘Yeah!! I can’t wait to take more medications” 🙂
Some of our pets are fussier than others when it comes to taking medications. Some are very (very) smart and know to pick the treat apart and leave the medication behind. What’s worse? Once you have tricked them once or twice, they know to be extra careful. If you have your pet spitting up medication you just ‘forced’ down their throat, we might be able to help.
What if we formulate your pet’s medication as a treat? or as a topical cream you can apply to the ear? or in a suspension that tastes like grilled chicken or peanut better? For a cat, we could prepare a fish flavored treat. Offering compounding services enables us to offer a lot of unique and personalized dosage forms to make sure you are not fighting with your pet.
Another big concern in taking care of our pets is the fact that they come in a huge range of sizes. Getting the right dose might require you to break a tablet into 8 exact pieces and give 5 of those pieces. It will definitely be easier to work with our pharmacist and compound the medication as a treat with the exact dose needed or as a suspension that will be easier to measure out. Personalized dosing helps us prevent over-dosing or under-dosing.
With the allergy season and lots of travelling, we have a lot of pets with swimmer’s itch (especially dogs) or motion sickness. Ask our pharmacist about options that can help. Our compounding pharmacist, working closely with you and your veterinarian, can help make taking care of your friend a lot easier. Get in touch today. Contact us Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 105 – 3957 Lakeshore road, Kelowna. 778-477-3811